Sunday, June 5, 2011
Is the cost of cooperation really worth it? In some instances you get a 5K1.1 motion that offers a reduction in sentence for substantial assistance. In some cases you get the benefit of arguing to the court for a lower sentence. And in some matters, it may even provide a basis for a non-prosecution.
But what does this all mean for the person cooperating? What are the internal costs that this person suffers? This sad story tells it all - Peter Lattman & William K. Rashbaum, NYTimes, A Trader, an F.B.I. Witness, and Then a Suicide